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save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. cop viced of up thinkable crimes, today, jerry sandusky learns his fate. >> hear the former penn state football coach dehearing his innocence and placing the blame on one of the accuser. >> the playoff drama just keeps getting more exciting. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. live look outside right now. tuesday, october 9th at the u.s. capitol dome. we've got a little bit of rain and a little bit of chill in the air as we start our second day of the week. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. lets ahe say good morning to gwen tolbart who is filling in for tucker barnes who is enjoying a few days off.
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perfect for him to be leaving and leaving you with the rainy, dreary weather. >> he went wherever the sun is, that is fors impacting the visibility. you can see the rain is starting to move its way out. it is taking its time but it will not be in the picture by the time we head into this afternoon. let's take a look at our temperatures right now. we do have a cool start into the morning. 49 take at reagan national airport, 46 at dulles and 48 at bwi thurgood marshall. we do have a freeze warning in effect until 9:00 a.m. across the allegheny front. it should be 58 degrees for our high today, not 62. mostly cloudy skies and not a lot of sunshine. but the good news in the seven-
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day forecast is that we have a gradual warming trend headed your way. >> this is true? >> this is true. >> like george washington said, i cannot tell a lie. it is true. a gradual warming trend and, as well, we'll have more days with more sunshine than we've had yesterday and today. those two things i can guarantee for this week. >> thank you. time now to check in with julie wright and see what is happening on the roads with all the rain and cold weather. >> i thought the sunshine was because dave ross was in studio this morning. >> look at you. what do you want? >> you know, we've got to stick together. all right. on the roads, the crew in sky fox able to join us and fighting through the little bit of sprinkles here and there and a little bit of fog depending on where you are traveling in from. they happen to be over the crash at 236 at annandale road inside the beltway. this is where we'll final the westbound lanes from the left to the right side of the
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screen, traffic being forced onto annandale road coming westbound. inbound, headed over towards 395, you will find that some traffic is able to squeeze by to the right. not too much of a backup at this time but something to watch out for as you travel 236 at annandale just inside the beltway. eastbound along 66, volume increing not only from business 234 headed out eabound from manassas but again leaving fair oaks to 123 and traffic slows briefly now at the beltway. 359 checking for the crash near the pentagon. this happens to be southbound 270. that's a check of yourox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. this morning's big story, in just a few hours, a judge will sentence former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky on 45 counts of child sex abuse. now, it is likely that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. >> he is expected to speak at today's hearing along with six of his victims. sandusky recently spoke to a student-one radio station at
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the ledge college from his jail cell. he has never admitted guilt and in the interview he defends his innocence. >> the young man whose dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was join ed by other accuseers. they won. i wondered what they really won, attention, financial gain, prestige will all be temporary. before you blame me as others have, look at everything and everybody. >> now, in his statement, continuously refers to his victims only as accusers. sandusky says he will continue to fight for what he calls justice and a second chance. the search for a missing fairfax county teenager has ended. w.t.wood soon high school senior bryan glenn hadn't been seen since last week.
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yesterday, volunteers searching a wooded area found a body. and friend of the family tell fox 5 it was glenn though police have not yet officially identified the body. the medical examiner will determine the cause of death. more county police are investigating a shooting inside a home in silver spring. the home owner knew the woman but the man was a stringer. he said he shot the man after an altercation he later showed up at a local hospital for treatment and is listed in serious condition. so far, no charges have been filed. former virginia governors george allen and tim kaine squared off for another debate in the race for the u.s. senate seat in virginia. the debate touched everything -- touched on everything from
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the economy to illegal immigration and more. >> these disproportionate cuts are coming to our national defense. now, tim and his allies up in washington are saying well, we don't want to avert these cuts from defense as the house did or do something similar to that. what they want to do is raise taxes. >> when george was in the united states senate he voted to private as a social security. that would have been a huge cataso the collapse of wall street. what i would do is, over time, allow the payroll tax cap to adjust upwards as a first way of protecting the solvency of the program rather than changing the retirement age. >> the candidates have been neck and next for nearly two years but recent polls show kaine has about a four-point lead. also, the first lady make another stop in our area. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney rallies voters in virginia, this time outlining his plans for foreign policy as more polls show him
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in the lead following last week's debate. a live look outside. it is 6:06. that is the washington monument. we have a little bit of rain but gay then says it is going to get better. we'll talk to her later on when fox 5 morning news continues. -- but gwen says it is going to get better. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect.
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the latest polls show mitt romney with an edge over president obama. >> i a new poll shows romney leading 49% to 45% among likely voters and the candidates are even at 46% among registered voters. while in battleground virginia today, prom knee targeted the president on foreign affairs. >> we can't support our friend and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> other polls released monday
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shows mitt romney has closed the gap. gallup has the race tied at 47%. rasmussen has the race tied at 48%. >> this morning, president obama leaves california for campaign events in ohio. he attended a high dollar event in fran including a $40,000 per person reception. last month, president obama and the democratic party pulled in a record-setting $108 million. first lady michelle obama will be in virginia today. she will speak at an event in loud counsel younty rallying as many people as possible to register to vote. the voter registration deadline in virginia is october 15th. so it is coming up here pretty soon. >> same-sex marriage is a big issue on the ballot in maryland this election. up next, find out more about how maryland governor martin o'malley is getting some high profile support on the issue. >> first, we are checking in with gwen for your full forecast when we come back. she will tell us if the chill will stick around much longer. fox 5 morning news back in a moment. 
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taking a look at the washington monument. earlier, it seem like it was a little bit darker, you couldn't see it as much. a lot of rain around here. so does that mean it is starting to scoot its way out? >> it certainly is. we won't have to deal with it as we move through to the later part of the day and even the later part of the morning, most of it will be out of way. conditions will improve as far as the roads are concerned. let's take a look now at our fox 5 live doppler radar and show you where that wet weather is as it continues to push its way off towards the east. just some of you seeing just a little bit of lingering drizzle. areas across southern maryland seeing a little bit more across the bay here, annapolis down through la plata, we have this band but it is gradually improving as it moves its way up. kind of taking its time this morning as you noticed. we won't have it in the
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afternoon hours and won't have to have the threat of rain with keeping the umbrella handy as far as the evening commute. the next stories is the temperatures. we are get a pretty chilly start to the day. currently 49-degree at reagan national airport. 48 at ball. we've got 45 at gaithersburg. that is the same at frederick. -- currently 49 degrees at reagan national airport. 47 at fredericksburg. let's see how boston and new york are doing. 53 for boston. new york at 52. we've got 48 degrees to the south at richmond. look here into areas of western pennsylvania. we are getting some 30-degree temperatures there, the same in ohio. and right here along the potomac islands, we are seeing cold conditions as well. freeze warning has just been dropped. saw how quickly that happened.
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we did have a freeze warning that was supposed to be until 9:00 this morning. so much improved conditions there. we do have a frost warning that is expected to kick in for wednesday night. we'll watch that. co conditions, a northeast chill settling in. temperature will continue to be below seasonal for today. but we'll warm up as we head through incident into the week. that is at least some good news for you. today's high, we are talking 58 degrees with a light northeasterly wind, not all bad. we are talking a little bit cooler tonight at 49. but look at this. warming up wednesday to 70 degrees. sun returns by hump day. sticking around for most of the week. by the time we hit sunday, a nice balmy 74 degrees. julie wright, how is traffic? >> busy. i mean yesterday was the holiday. today, we are back in the swing of it. the crew in sky fox joining us no for the accident activity tying up your commute along 236 at annandale road inside the beltway at hummer drive. this is where you will fine the accident involving the overturned vehicle tying up the commute along the westbound side of the highway. that is where we had some traffic that was able to
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squeeze by to the left. eastbound side of the roadway was squeezing by to the right. tow truck is on the scene retrieving the accident vehicle. if you are coming southbound along annandale road, can you not cross over 236 at this time. westbound, coming from the right to the left side of your screen, stay to the left to get by. eastbound looks like they've opened up all lanes right now headed in towards d.c. thank you, chopper brad. taking it back inside so we can update your ride elsewhere. lanes are open. the pace is slowing 50 to 123 again. southbound # 70, not too bad here in germantown. -- southbound 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. governor martin o'malley and ravens linebacker brendon ayanbadejo held a football watch party and fundraiser for marylanders for marriage equality last night. marylanders will vote whether to legalize gay marriage and
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ballot question six next month. >> governor o'malley signed it into law back in march but opposition groups collected enough signatures to get the issue put to a voter referendum. >> it is a matter of treating everybody fairly. that is all it is. it is not a religious issue. it is just about fairness. >> once people have an opportunity to think about this issue a little more as we approach the election, i think you're going to see marylanders supporting question sick because it will protect every child's home equally under the law while also protecting religous freedom. >> another ravens play, speaking out on question six. center matt burke is in a tv ad speaking out against gay marriage. it hook like there will not be a pepco strikeen the power provider and the union reached a tentative agreement over the weekend. pep so says the union still has to vote on it. this comes after months of negotiation. no word on the details of the contract. coming up next, we go live
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to fox business network in new york. find out how many employed americans are searching for greener pastures. >> as we go to break, dorothy's ruby slippers, they are about to be whisked away to london. today, the smithsonian will hold a special send-off ceremony. they are loaning the special shoes for a museum for a costume exhibit. they will be reunited with dorothy's blue and white gingham dress for the first time. the shoes will return to the ?oap next month. the shoes will -- the shoes will return to the known next month. the shoes will return to the known next month. the shoes will return to the smithsonian next month. ♪
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business network is live in new york with the business beat. >> good morning. >> we feed to get things kick started on the markets yesterday. stocks were a little slow starting the week. >> kick started is a good way to put it because we are flat and maybe slightly lower this morning. the dow was off 26 points yesterday. the reason was we had very light trading. it was columbus day after all and people are nervous. investors are certainly apprehensive about what is going to happen tonight when the ahuge numb giant alcoa is the first major company to report on their third quarter profits. we'll get young brands today, some big like j. p. morgan on friday. it is a huge week for earnings. we are not fooling too booed about it. >> a new survey shows for those lucky people who do have jobs, they are looking for new ones. >> they did i anew survey and found that three out of four amercans are looking for work whether they are employed or
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not. 41% of people would have jobs say they are overqualified for their jobs. that just shows you we are taking anything we can get to get a paycheck. and about 2/3 of people said jobs have become very difficult to find over the past year so they are not even optimistic that a new job is indeed out there for them to get. as we look at the latest national employment numbers with the september jobs report whether you make day good one or a bad one with that 7.8% unemployment rate, it is important to point out that not all the job are really satisfying americans these days. >> that's true. a lot of people are in it r the paycheck and continue to look. there is a lot of that going on. but still, reminding themself i think that it is good to have a job right now too. thank you so much. >> okay. good to see you. coming up income, two series that just keep getting more exciting. coming up in the morning line, we are breaking down the nats' loss and the os' win. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky
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look at that, wisdom. isn't it beautiful? >> it is so lovely. why can't that be here? >> it is a sure sign of the coal weather. it was snowing in west virginia yesterday. not too far. just a little ways away. the video is from snowshoe mountain resort that got its first real snowfall of the soap yesterday. the resort doesn't open until december. why wait? as soon as they get that first big snowfall, i would think they would be ready to open the doors. >> i need to put that on my agenda to go up there. >> you are so lying. >> i'm glad there are witnesses watching this because for wisdom to say too bad it is not
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here. i want to keep that memory here. >> we have four feet of snow on the ground, play it over and over. >> i know it is coming whether i say that or not. >> might as well go with it. >> kind of people are trying to go with the flow this morning even though there is some rain out there. >> it is improving, that is some good news. just a little bit of drizzle across the area. you will see it is already moving its way out to the east. just a little bit of it still lingering across lower southern maryland a little bit and across the bay. generally the improvement is coming at at prity slow pace. he is a look at the highs yesterday and were we ever well below seasonal. up to 20 degrees cooler than we should be for dulles for example. 55 at reagan national airport is what we hit. 51 at dulles. temperature are into the 40s.
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we are looking at about 58 degrees for the high today. we have an interesting question for ask tony and tucker. it is about colds. >> i've been sniffling all morning. tony has it too. >> we want you to feel better. >> thank you. let's check in with traffic now. >> it is busy out there. yesterday was the holiday. today, we are back in the swing of things. this is where we type the crew in sky fox in virginia with a slow go northbound along i-95 headed north from lorton this morning, you we'll find the pace is heavy and slow in the main line continuing out towards newington. overall, delays from 6:30 courthouse road trying to get past quantico. the pace improves on 395. they are checking for a stalled car reported near the pentagon.
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so far, we've come up empty handed there. traveling northbound along 210 as you approach the capital beltway, accident activity reported along the right side of the highway. 295 not too bad as you continue up towards the inbound 11th street bridge. out here on the roads, southbound 270, heavy slow and steady out of germantown leaving father hurley boulevard headed south to 124. southbound 295 before 175, accident activity on the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. this morning, former penn state coach jerry sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. >> yesterday, he spoke out dehearing his innocence. >> reporter: jerry sandusky read a three-minute statement and he was trying to speak to the penn state community that has been so rocked by this scandal scandal. he says he has wondered over
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these last several months why he has been the victim of false allegations. jerry sandusky was convicted in june of molesting 10 boys over 15 years. some of the attacks inside penn state facilities. during the sensational trial, eight victims testified against their former mentor. prosecutors argued that sandusky used his fame as a penn state football coach and the charity he founded to target and groom young boys for sexual abuse. in the audio statement given to penn set's college radio station, he said the whole thin ways well orchestrated lie. -- thing was a well orchestrated lie. >> they can take away my leave. they can treat me as a monster. but they can't take away my heart n my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: sandusky says his defense didn't have time to properly prepare for trial and that he was convicted not on evidence but on speculation and dishonesty. his attorneys are planning to appeal the conviction. the proceedings start at 9:00
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this morning. first, there will be a hearing to determine if sandusky qualifies as a sexually violent predator. that will have some effect on the sentence. the judge will hear from victims and sandusky himself before deciding the former football coach's prison sentence. take a look at this morning's other top stories now. the search for a missing fair fact county teenager has ended. w.t.woodson high school senior bryan glenn hadn't been seen since last week. yesterday, volunteers found a body. friends of the family tell fox 5 it was glebe though police have not yet filially identified the body. -- it was glenn though police have not yet officially identified the body. a man in silver spring says he found two people inside his home in the 1100 block of good hope drive just before 9:00 last night. he knew the woman but says he didn't know the man. there was some kind of altercation and he shot the man. he later showed up at a local hospital for treatment and is
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listed in serious condition. so far, no charges have been filed. the latest from the campaign trail. president obama will be in ohio today following several high dollar fundraisers in california. first lady michelle obama will be in virginia rallying voters in loud ant county and republican presidential nominee mitt romney was in virginia yesterday where he outlined his foreign policy plan in a speech at virginia military institute. romney will be in iowa today and a new research center poll that just came out shows romney leading obama among likely voters 49 to 45%. that is some nice music. >> isn't that nice? >> it is. >> kind of wake you up a little bit. >> the morning line, nats lose, orioles win. >> yeah, one out of two. >> and then rg iii. >> right. >> we got to see about that.
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>> we'll talk about that locker room yesterday. it was pretty interesting to get the guys' perspectives on rg iii's hits, getting knocked out. we will start with the bad news. the good news is nats are coming home tomorrow. 1:00 start for game three. game two didn't go well. that is your guy, johnny. >> johnny jay. >> jay got tagged on the at second. but the damage was done. there he goes right there. down 7-1 and they tried to ignite their nattitude because the next batter was adam laroche, back-to-back jack. here is the thing. the nats never gave up. they kept fighting but the cards kept fighting back. bryce harper at second going to get a little anxious as worth scores on a sac fly.
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he gets thrown out at third. >> davy johnson said after the game, he can't make that play. you love the way he plays the game. he plays it hard. sometimes he is so afull -- he is so aggressive that that happens. this was the scene at camden yards. it was like 1997 all over again. chris davis right here on i abess hit. & orioles magic &&. >> they took a 2-1 lead. and also mark reynolds will tack on i ahit. we are all tied up at one. they will go back to the bronx. >> got a lot of good baseball players from virginia beach. >> that's the way me grow them down there. >> some people are saying that they are upset because the nats are playing at 1:00.
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yankees get the good arrest time at #:00. that's okay. if rg iii cannot go on sunday because of that concussion test, everybody says he is fine. we don't know. kurt cousins came in and he hooked fine. there is kyle saying let's go get him. and this is his fourth pass ever in the nfl. and it went to santana moss. >> wide open, no nobody within 20 yards. >> it put the skins ahead in the fourth quarter. everybody thought we got a quarterback controversy. no controversy after he threw two later picks. i asked kirk yesterday in the locker room to assess his performance. here is his answer. >> i would call them two critical errors that, besides those two plays, obviously, it was beyond that, it was good football but those two critical errors are what quarterbacks get killed on and you got to avoid those and i will learn from those and be a much better
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quarterback after going through that yesterday. >> i like that. i love the answer. it is like i get judged on what i do and those two picks, i can't have happen and i'll be better from here on out. >> not a big deal. it is his first game. they lost but they lawsuit because rg iii wasn't there. hopefully, rg iii will be okay and we won't see kirk cousins this year again. >> that is the hope. >> that is the morning line. >> back over to you with the groovy music. >> thank you. finding out what hundred lunch box staple will cost you more at the grocery store. another case of meningitis stemming from the nationwide outbreak has been reported in our area. we'll have an update when fox 5 morning news continues. when i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay... question seven.
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health officials say the number of meningitis cases
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linked to i nationwide outbreak has risen to five in maryland. and officials in virginia are expected to give an update on cases there later today. fox's jonathan siri has the latest. latest. >> reporter: the centers for disease control has a warning. >> the problem is that if that steroid is contaminated with fungus and it is injected directly into the spinal fluid, that can travel up to the linings of the brain which are the protective linings and if those get infected, that is how you get meningitis. >> the product was made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. this particular form has a long incubation period. it can take up to four weeks between a patient being infected and developing systems. the steroid was shipped to medical practices in 23 states.
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ten ten health officials rushing to get the word out to patients who may not even know they've been infected. >> in many cases, that meant knocking on doors and asking and answering questions. >> reporter: patients saw the medication as a way to manage their pain without surgery. >> the procedures that they wanted to take, i'm not going to do surgery. you don't tamper with your spine. that is pretty dangerous so i decided to try this route. >> reporter: even though this potentially contaminated injectable was recalled on september 26th, some patients may not know they're infected to mid- to late october because of that long incubation period. an apple aday may keep some of your extra spending money away. this year 's apple crop is the smallest since 1976. a warm march followed by a cold
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snap in april is to blame for that. we've some some backy weather to blame for some of these things. >> we have. >> before we get to weather, we want to mention this. amtrak service suspended between washington and wilmington because there are wires down apparently in aberdeen, maryland. crews are on the scene making repairs there. so it is suspended until further notice. they wanted to mention that. now, back to you. >> we've got a little bit more wet weather finally pushing out of the way. that is some good news. let's take i look at radar and we'll show you what we're talking about. quite ate bit of widespread shower activity into the course of the earlier part of the morning but things are improving, slowly, slowly moving their way out. this batch. rain showers here still across areas of lower southern maryland and the bay. we are not doing too bad. a little sprinkle here from columbia through to the north. let's take a look at our temperatures and see how things are shaping up. yesterday's highs pretty close
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to today's except just a few degrees warmer. 55 at reagan national airport. 51 at dulles which i want to add is some 20 degrees cooler than it should be. and right now, it is 50 degrees at national airport. 46 at dulles and 48 at bwi thurgood marshall so a little cooler start to the day. we are not looking at a lot of sunshine today. it will be mostly cloudy skies. but as we head through into the afternoon, we will at least see that wet weather out of the way. temperatures are going to be just a few degrees warmer as i mentioned than they were yesterday. not a whole lot. don't expect anything big here. ridge of high pressure is going to build in across the area as we head through into tomorrow and we'll see more sunshine and it will be a much warmer day. so 58 degrees for today then, a light northerly wind flow. 49 for tonight. the overnight hours, expect to see some patchy fog and your fox 5 seven-day accu-weather forecast, take a look at the sunshine and take a look at the warm-up. we are headed back to the 70s. zipped is looking good at 74
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degrees. degrees. >> happy to see tony perkins. >> good morning. guess what it is time for. ask tony and tucker. as you know, tucker barnes is off today. so we are joined by the lovely gwen. she is not the only one joining us. thank you's question comes from cree bartly. what is the purpose of your nose being stuffed when you have i cold. when you blow your nose, why does it stay clear only if a few moments and why does vapo rub only last for a few moment. these are all good questions which i don't know. >> it is the season for that. >> i know with the vapo rub, i kind of looked opportunity a
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little bit. >> whoa, whoa! >> apparently, he want to get to something else. >> we are phoning a friend. you didn't have to do any work. we have an infectious diseases physician. good morning, dr. fitzpatrick. welcome back back to the show. we have a number of questions here. we'll start with the first one. what is the purpose of your nose being stuffed when you have a cold. why do we have a stuffy nose? >> welsh this is a really great question about a common annoyance. when a germ like a bacteria or a virus or maybe even something you're allergic to like pollen invades your nose, your body begins to feat back against the invasion. what is happeningen side the nose when these two are battling it out, there is swelling and inflammation inside the nose appear more blood rushes to the area. the nose begins to produce mucus and since the nose becomes so crowded with all this activity and inflammation,
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the air pass ang is smaller so it is hard to breathe. >> okay. so it is the nose is in the process of fighting off the irritant? >> yep. >> the next question, and as we're getting into this, it has reminded me to advise our viewers, if you are having breakfast right now, you might want to take a break for a moment. who you blow your nose, why does it stay cheer only for a few moments. >> another really great question. when you blow your nose, you are clearing mucus. as you just mentioned, when the body is fighting back against the infection, there is a constant production of mucus. so when you blow your nose, you only release the mucus that is there for that moment. as the infection continues and the war between your body's defenses and then next or the pollen continues, the mucus will continue to be there until
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the infection clears. >> it does happen clearly which is irritating. i'm-- i have an additional question. but first, we'll get to the last viewer question. >> this is gwen. why does vapo rub only last if a few moments when you use it. i know as a kid, i was always told put the vapo rub up there, it will help you. >> it does provide temporary reloaf. if you think about, most medications are only designed to address the symptoms that you have at that moment. they don't address the root problem. so the vapo rub can provide temporary relief. once it wears off, you are still stuck with the problem. you have to keep reapplying and keep reapplying and sometimes it is not as effective. it may be effective the first couple of time but really, as your doctor probably always says, you need to ride the infection or ride the cold out. that just means you need to have a little patience and give your body the time it needs to regain control of the infection or the invasion by the pollen. >> all right.
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that goes to the question that i want to add because when you have a cold, especially if you have to work or whatever, we do take cold medication to relieve the symptoms. we know it doesn't end the cold. is it better to not take medication? do you get over the cold fast are if you just let it run its course or -- in other words, does taking medication prolong the cold? >> right. this is a personal decision. i think the cold medication will not necessarily reduce the length of the cold but it is miserable to have a commonwealth edison or have your nose stuffed up or to be achy. so if you want to take medications to feel better, you will but the coal will still be there until, again, the body completes its work. >> okay. very good. >> i was just going to mention at the beginning that, sometimes, just steam kind of seem to help a little by. >> steam, doctor? does that help?
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>> it is a similar reaction. steam can have the opposite effect sometimes because, if the blood is already returning to the nose, the steam can actually relax the blood vessels and let them flow even more freely. it depends on the person. but i think it is probably not that helpful especially if you have severe congestion. >> you can take the right cocktail of medications can do wonders. >> or the right cocktail. >> thank you for joining us. we really appreciate your time and send the bill to gwen. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. we'll talk to you again. >> we hope you got the answer you were looking for. if you have a question you want answered, go to and click on the weather tab. the rolling stones. >> it is a check in with julie
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wright to get the latest on traffic. >> ah-choo. >> i hear you. >> we're in separate today i -- studios. how does this happen. waking up to wet pavement. eastbound on 66, we find the crew in sky fox and the accident activity approaching the dulles connector. all the activity confined over to the shoulder. our lanes are open. brief rubbernecking delays as you pass by the scene with flashing lights. continuing eastbound into towards the car rest area and i've got slow traffic continuing from 286 in towards vienna. we've got problems now northbound 210 approaching the capital beltway. accident activity here sits in the right lane. 295 now starting to slow suitland parkway to the inbound 11th street bridge. i have ahe got delays for those continuing long southbound 270. major tie-ups coming in from
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buckiestown headed out towards 117, clopper road. a four-car pile-up reported along westbound 117 near 270. stent activity, shady drove road near 270, stay to the left to get by. you know, they have been married for 30 years and now actors danny devito and rhea perlman are separating. the two met on the set of taxi in 1978 and beth went on to successful careers. they have three grown children. no word on what is behind the split. but that is a marriage that lasted a long time. >> usually, they lone last for about three or four months. >> what was kim kardashian's? 30 days. >> when six flags does halloween, it goes all out. >> holly is live at six flags
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showing us what scares are in store. >> oh, that is disgusting. is that real? we'll be right back. he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. i thought you'd like a little hissing cockroach to go with your cheerios this morning. we are live at six flags america where they are ready for fright fest 2012. this is the most fun way for you to celebrate halloween in the greater washington area. they really have something for all ages. in fact, we're going to check in with witch hazel. she'll talk about some of the treats available for the wee ones to come out. then we have a few tricks up our sleeves for you older boys and ghouls. we'll talk about toxic fall out. we'll have a monster makeover, a dead man's party.
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we'll tell you all the information so you can be a part of it. sarah, i wanted to thank you, because we found this guy under your desk and brought him out here to add to the scenery this morning. >> probably. i don't even want to look under my desk. in the last few minutes we've talked about mucous and roaches. >> if you're eating breakfast, enjoy. that's it for the six -- >> over to tony and allison. >> coming up, in about two hours, jerry sandusky will head to court again to find out how much time he'll serve. straight ahead, he speaks out from his jail cell. >> with weeks to go before america chooses its next president, the numbers are changing quickly. one poll has the race all tied up. the latest from the campaign

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